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Kemin Industries Receives GRAS Approval for Oil-Soluble Green Tea Extract

DES MOINES, Iowa (February 21, 2019) – Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer focused on improving the quality of life for more than half the world’s population, announced its oil-soluble green tea extract has been named ‘Generally Recognized as Safe’ (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). GT-FORT, the Kemin brand of oil-soluble green tea extract, is available for use as an antioxidant in a variety of food and beverage products.

“We are pleased the FDA recognizes oil-soluble green tea extract as a safe ingredient,” said Courtney Schwartz, Marketing Director, Kemin Food Technologies. “Our brand of oil-soluble green tea extract, GT-FORT, has a body of science proving it to be as efficacious as an antioxidant. We are working to help educate manufacturers on the need to replace less desired ingredients with clean label solutions, and not eliminate vital ingredients such as antioxidants from products. GT-FORT is a consumer-friendly antioxidant solution to help maintain the stability and shelf life of fat-containing foods.”

The GT-FORT product line of plant extracts for fats and oils assists with oxidation control, and is ideal for oils, snack food and bakery products, as well as sauces and dressings. GT-FORT harnesses the antioxidant properties of green tea in an oil soluble form to significantly delay lipid oxidation in food, thus extending shelf life in a consumer-friendly way.

Click here to learn more about GT-FORT and the Kemin portfolio of antioxidants, antimicrobials and plant-based extracts that are available as solutions for shelf life, food safety and flavor and color.


About Kemin Industries

Kemin Industries ( is a global ingredient manufacturer with a focus on improving the quality of life for more than 3.8 billion people every day with over 500 specialty ingredients made for the human and animal health, aquaculture, pet food, nutraceutical, food technology, crop technologies and textile industries.

For over half a century, Kemin has been dedicated to using applied science to address industry challenges and offer product solutions to customers in more than 120 countries. Kemin provides ingredients to feed a growing population with its commitment to the quality, safety and efficacy of food, feed and health-related products.

Established in 1961, Kemin is a privately held, family-owned-and-operated company with more than 2,800 global employees and operations in 90 countries, including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.

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